What we offer

Career Services provides career advising and support for students from every discipline at Harvard GSD. We provide students with resources to explore career options, connections with employment opportunities and advice on every phase of the job search process.

GSD students can meet individually with a career counselor to review career options, revise a resume or cover letter, plan a job search strategy, and practice interview skills. Log in to your CREATE account to schedule an appointment.

GSD students may participate in 1-3 week experiential opportunities during the January winter break. Opportunities in design, research, urban planning and real estate range in locations from Boston to New York to San Francisco. Here are a few comments from students who participated in the January 2012 externship program:

“The three best things about my externship were:

  • I got to know how an individual/small architectural/non-profit studio works
  • I had the flexibility to create a project of my interest
  • I was able to extern in a friendly work environment with accomplished, knowledgeable, and helpful colleagues.”

For more information, please contact Meryl Golden at

Topics include Effective Interviewing and Negotiation Skills, How to Work a Career Fair, The Art of Networking, Developing Your Design Sheets and Portfolio, Job Search Strategies for International Students.

Recruiting Visits
Firms from across the US come to recruit at the GSD. Recent employers include firms such as: AECOM, Gensler, HOK, The Jerde Partnership, IDEO, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Perkins Eastman, Perkins+Will, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, RTKL, SOM, SWA Group.

Our online Career Library includes sample resumes and portfolios, design sheet examples, and resources to learn more about networking and fellowship sources. Students, alumni and employers can access our job and employer database at any time via CREATE. Please email for access.

Business Cards
Students who are degree candidates in good standing are allowed to use the name and logo of the GSD on business cards, which must also accurately list the student's current degree program. To have business cards printed using the GSD name and insignia, please follow the detailed instructions on ordering business cards using the GSD Student PrintOne Catalog.

Resources: Career Services: What We Offer

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